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DIY Envelope Liners

It’s no secret I am a sucker for paper products—and envelope liners are no different.

But, adding extra flair to your envelopes can really add up quickly. So with the holiday season almost upon us—and an ever growing list of weddings to attend based on the number of Facebook engagement posts I see—I thought I’d show you one of my favorite tricks in the book: how to line your own envelopes.

Unlike some envelope liner template kits, which generally only work for standard-size envelopes, this method will work for any envelope you have. And the best part? It’s practically free.  

a touch of teal diy envelope liners

All you’ll need to pull this off is:

Now, while I used scrapbook paper to create my liners, the possibilities really are endless. For instance, my boss lined her wedding invitation envelopes herself with a vintage map of Milwaukee, where their ceremony was to take place.

You could also do a family photo, an image you print out from the Internet, wrapping paper, wall paper leftovers—you get the idea!

a touch of teal diy envelope liners

Step One. Trace your envelope on a piece of cardstock. I made mine touch the edge on one side so there was less to cut. #easy

a touch of teal diy envelope liners

Step Two. Cut off half-an-inch from each right and left side of the traced envelope, and an inch from the bottom. This way, your liner fits into the envelope without being too snug.

a touch of teal diy envelope liners

Step Three. Trace template onto your paper for the liner. I traced it on the back so that you couldn’t see the pen lines, and was able to trace my template onto this size paper (11 x 11″) twice.

a touch of teal diy envelope liners

Step Four. Put double-sided tape right below the envelope glue. Line the envelope liner up with the tape, then press firmly to affix liner to envelope. Fold the envelope like normal, address, and send!

a touch of teal diy envelope liners

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  1. K, I LOVE this! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at envelope liners and this is the perfect simple tutorial. Can’t wait to craft for the holidays!!

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    • Katie wrote:

      M, I am so glad you do! We will have to have a crafting party. xx

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  2. These are so lovely. They totally cheered me up! Great work. 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks lady! Glad you liked ’em. xx

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  3. Such a cute idea! I love the idea of a map. That’s so charming. I should give this diy a whirl for our holiday cards this year!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Kate! You definitely should! Let me know how they turn out. xx

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  4. Ana wrote:

    This tutorial is so cool + The result is way beyond beautiful!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! xx

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  5. Brittany wrote:

    What a great craft! I’m obsessed with papercrafts too, and these envelopes are just too cute. I also adore your blog name, by the way!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks lady! You’re too sweet. xx

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  6. Rachel wrote:

    I learned how to do this at my local Paper Source not too long ago. I can’t believe how easy it is! Thanks for sharing this and reminding me how it’s done 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      It’s on my to-do list to take some classes at my local Paper Source! So glad it was helpful. xx

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  7. OMG!! Those are SUPER cute!! A great tutorial, and perfect for the umped coming holidays!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Kesha! Hope your holiday cards turn out fab. xx

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  8. OMG!! Those are SUPER cute!! A great tutorial, and perfect for the holidays!

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  9. I love it. This touch of whimsical and sophistication is right up my alley. I will definitely have to try out this DIY when I send out my Christmas cards. Love this.

    Kia / KTS
    http://www.houseofkts.com

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    • Katie wrote:

      Aw thanks lady! xx

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  10. Leah wrote:

    So cute! What a great way to personalize stationary!

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Leah! xx

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  11. Christie wrote:

    Love this! Who knew paper could be so chic? You make it look so easy!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks C! xx

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  12. libys11 wrote:

    neat idea!! love it! 😀

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  13. Tiffany wrote:

    Absolutely brilliant!!! i think i may do this to add an extra flair for some of my shipments. thanks for the cute idea 🙂

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    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you Tiffany! Let me know how they turn out. xx

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